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SALE SATURDAY

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The last Sale Saturday in June. All of these items are a perfect addition to your summer wardrobe!

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10 FABULOUS BEACH TOTES

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Nautical stripes and bright colored totes that are perfect for carrying all your beach gear!  We’re loving the little pom-pom accents!

15 FAB JUMPSUITS FOR EVERY BUDGET

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attends the British Fashion Awards at London Coliseum on December 1, 2014 in London, England.

attends the British Fashion Awards at London Coliseum on December 1, 2014 in London, England.

 

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attends Chrome Hearts Celebrates The Miami Project During Art Basel With Zoe Kravitz at Miami Design District on December 3, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

attends Chrome Hearts Celebrates The Miami Project During Art Basel With Zoe Kravitz at Miami Design District on December 3, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn

Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn

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c3787f47a1cfa6c592420276235582ccHistory truly does repeat itself, especially in fashion.  Jumpsuits hit the scene in the 70’s and they’re back now in a big way.  Celebs like Taylor Swift, Victoria Beckham, Jessica Alba, and Emily Blunt love them for the red carpet.  Jumpsuits are amazing because they can go casual or dressed up.  We’re loving crisp whites, soft blushes, and bold colors for summer.  The ONLY thing that makes jumpsuits a little tricky is the whole bathroom situation. So try to empty your bladder before you zip up, and definitely take your girlfriend to the bathroom with you for assistance if you do have to go!

We picked out 15 amazing jumpsuits for every budget.
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FAVORITE SUMMER FRAGRANCE

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Summertime fragrances are best when they’re fresh, airy and crisp.  Think laid back and effortless.  Sweet citrus and light gardenia are just some of our favorite notes.  And remember, with your body temperature being warmer these scents work best when dabbed sparingly, an overwhelming fragrance is never cute.

ATTIRE: POOLSIDE GLAM

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In less than 2 months we will be celebrating with our families and friends from around the globe. We have a BIG LOVE and wanted to celebrate in a very big way. There are plenty of pre-parties being hosted before the wedding to help us celebrate. One of our brunches is hosted at one of the most famous (and most photographed!) pools in the world. For this party in particular the attire is “Poolside Glam.”  We’ve posted plenty of looks that are yacht, South of France and Amalfi Coast approved. So, what does one wear when the dress code is “Poolside Glam?”

Think effortless decadence. The kind of summertime glamour that makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a Slim Aaron’s photograph.

Oversized sunglasses, outfits in bold colors, flowing scarfs, wide-brimmed floppy hats, and a perfect clutch or day bag complete the look. Make sure you don’t show up in an actual swimsuit. Always bring a swimsuit (you never know where a good party will end up!) just keep it tucked inside that fabulous handbag.

See you in the South of France,

Hope

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Using scent to trigger memories

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I was in London this past week and spent many of my days inside Harrod’s. I came home with some fabulous finds but one of the most exciting was a new fragrance for me and home spray for our house. Many of you know I love having a signature smell and love when my house also has a smell others recognize immediately. I’ve been wearing Le Labo Santal 33 since before they opened their first store and burning their candle and home spray almost as long. I tend to change fragrances with the season but always rotate back to my favorites.

I hadn’t bought any Frederic Malle fragrance and I’ve made up for it now! Scent is the most powerful memory trigger and these I feel represent both our home and me well. If the ones I chose aren’t for you I’d encourage you to check out the rest of their collection.

For our home (air, sheets, linens etc.)  I personally chose Un Gardenia la Nuit in the perfume gun, candle and home diffuser. I love layering one smell in different ways. For me I wasn’t sure about the perfume until I wore it out of the store and then fell in love with it hours later. I chose the Frederic Malle perfume, hair mist and body butter in Carnal Flower. In the states these are available at Barney’s.  I LOVE the hair mist and I’ve tried them all. If you’re going to buy one thing above buy the hair mist!

 

(There are five fragrances in the world that will make men follow you to the ends of earth. I’ve shared two of them here. The other three I’ll share in a future blog post.)

 

 

 

 

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REFRESHING SUMMER SNACK

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetThere are two things I love almost as much as I love fashion, watermelon and pizza.  I’m not even joking!  It’s watermelon season and my favorite way to eat it is served cold with salt sprinkled on top.  It’s one of my favorite snacks.  I spent the weekend with a friend that loves to make interesting food creations she finds on pinterest.  She found this watermelon pizza recipe, and I’m OBSESSED!  It might not sound good, but I promise you, it is UNREAL.  It was so easy to make, and it’s such a healthy snack.  Here’s what you need to try it.

  • 1 watermelon
  • 3/4 cup goat’s milk feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Slice the watermelon into pizza shaped slices by cutting it in half lengthwise, and then again lengthwise, then into triangles.

Lay the slices flat, sprinkle the feta, mint, basil and pepper.  Finish with a light drizzle of olive oil.

 

SALE SATURDAY

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We’ve had a couple of these shoes as a part of our Sale Saturday before, but they have been marked down even lower.  Yay for us!  As for the new finds, We’re definitely gonna have to make room in our closet for these gems. 

 

 

 

SUNLESS TANNER REVIEW: XEN-TAN

The Perfect TanI’m always on the hunt for a new sunless tanner to fall in love with.  I stay out of the sun at all costs, but I really love the way I look with a bronze glow.  I have been reading about XEN-TAN for a while and have been dying to try it, so when Gilt had a sale I thought I’d give it a try.  I opted for the Mousse-Intense over the lotion because I prefer the quicker drying time.  I also got the mitt it suggested to help with even application, as well as the body scrub.  I have to say I will ABSOLUTELY be ordering this again.  Not only was the color a really natural looking bronze, but it DID NOT SMELL!  It has a vanilla smell that actually smells  SO GOOD!  I highly recommend getting the mitt, I had never used a mitt with any type of sunless tanner application before and I don’t think I’ll ever do it again without one.  The body scrub smelled minty and fresh, but I think any scrub would do the trick.  I highly recommend trying this product to anyone that uses self tanner.
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